THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED
Deerfly trail races
With much regret we have decided to cancel the 2020 Deerfly.
We were hopeful that the event would take place this year but after reviewing all of the guidelines and requirements to keep participants distanced and safe we didn't feel like it would be an event true to our roots and challenged the integrity on which these fundraising events were founded.
Without the camaraderie, gathering of community and friends, the environment would be lacking the spirit of the Deer fly.
So on behalf of Winona forest recreation association I thank you for your continued support and look forward to making the 2021 event the best one yet!
The 5 kilometer race offers a fast course in excellent condition by trail running standards. A well marked course with no major climbs, it includes mostly wide trails, a bit of gravel road, and approximately 1 mile of single track to the finish line. This is a great course for anyone, including competitive runners, and walkers.
10 kilometer race is a bit more of an adventurous course that will include steep climbs, running where there is NO trail, possibly across creeks and streams, and could be muddy. (Conditions Dependent) There will be a fully stocked aid station at roughly the half way point.
The 25k race has it all. Some nice mild two track, technical single track with a few steep climbs, rolling hills on gravel road where you can open it up and take in the beauty of the forest around you. A fun, challenging, runnable course fit for the newest of trail runners looking to up their game or the seasoned sort of trail vet looking for a new race to add to your resume. There will be 2 fully stocked aid stations throughout the 25k course.
Awards will be presented to top 3 male and female for each distance.
Post race food is offered to all participants and will consist of classic summer picnic foods, Hoffman hot dogs, chips, salads, and cheese quesadillas.
Questions and any additional info email Shaun_griffith@yahoo.com
Hosted by Winona Forest Recreation Assoc.
The Deerfly trail race is hosted by the Winona Forest Recreation Association. (WFRA) An organization focused on providing 4 seasons of outdoor recreation opportunities within the 9,000+ acre NYSDEC owned Winona State Forest. All of the funds needed for trail maintenance, equipment, materials, etc... are generated through Membership and by organizing many unique athletic events throughout the year. There are meticulously maintained and well groomed trails for XC Skiing, Fatbiking,and Dog sledding in the winter and Mountain biking, Trail running, and hiking when snow is not present. Please check out Winonaforest.com to get a look at all the cool happenings that take place within the forest throughout the year.
Local time: 7:43 AM
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